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Christ

Christ

1887

Odilon Redon

(French, 1840-1916)

Lemercier & Cie.

printer

Lithograph

Sheet: 42.9 x 36.1 cm (16 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.); Image: 33.4 x 27.3 cm (13 1/8 x 10 3/4 in.)

Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1956.298

Catalogue raisonné: Mellerio 71

State: II/II

Edition: edition of 25

Fun Fact

Odilon Redon believed that black was an agent of the spirit and created nearly 200 monochromatic lithographs that evoke a mysterious and dreamlike world.

Description

Odilon Redon's unusual depiction of a melancholy, beardless Christ uses the dramatic tonality of lithography to convey the figure's suffering. Redon drew parallel lines with a lithographic crayon and then scraped some of the material away to depict the angular forms of an oversized crown of thorns and the surrounding dreamlike space. Redon experimented with lithography and preferred it for its ability to produce the rich and evocative black seen here.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Lithograph

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